Jul 1, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >> lehrer: we get the latest on new clashes in syria from npr's deborah amos in damascus. >> the president wants to have a national dialogue, he says on july 10th. this group says nada, we are not your partners until the violence stops on the streets. >> brown: paul solman talks to the authors of a provocative new book on how fannie mae's push- for-profits helped pump up the housing bubble. >> if you are trying to enrich yourself, increase your profits, which fannie mae was absolutely determined to do then that becomes a per version of home ownership. >> lehrer: mark shields and michael gerson analyze the week's news. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> well, the best companies are driven by new ideas. >> our future depends on new ideas. we spend billions on advanced technologies. >> it's all about investing in the future. >> we can find new energy-- more cleaner, safer and smarter. >> collaborating with the best in the field. >> chevron works with the smartest people at leading universities and tech companies. >> and yet, it'
Jul 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
. host: npr has aw series has awho serves." a piece -- the decision to enlist offers direction. . opfc, 23 from connecticut playing with his bomb sniffing dog. he was then a few bar fight before his mother jokingly suggested he fight for his country and the next day he enlisted the marine corps. it profiles of other young man who found direction and focus. could that be a focus? guest: of course. i love that stuff. i hear from my students. you wouldn't think that as a service academy you would not have -- which is graduated one. i love this guy to death. he is in the basic of the were the demolition school for seals. he has wanted to be a seal ever since he got direction. lessas kind of thing root kid. he graduated the top 20 or 30 of his class. and it gives direction. absolutely, that can be a reason. but once again, it cannot be curdled, as i say, as milk curdles. it can be curbed by telling these -- guys and gals that they are better -- the civilians are paying for you to become the type of person you want to be. thank civilian. host: and a profile from a lance corporal from frederi
Jul 30, 2011 12:35am PDT
like a chamomile tea? >> yeah. [ laughter ] i listen to -- >> jimmy: listen to npr. >> i listen to the music. like i got headphones on, i listen to my music and i'm just kind of relaxed. >> jimmy: what songs are you going out to? do you have a favorite one? >> i listen to all -- all kinds, man. >> jimmy: maybe ben e. king. maybe a little "stand by me" would be a good one. you could to that -- a little ben e. king. [ singing ] ♪ when the night >> jimmy: yeah. ♪ has come and the land is dark ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ and the moon is the only light we'll see ♪ >> jimmy: oh, come on! right there! that's what i'm talking about. [ cheers and applause ] my man, that was good. that was great! [ applause ] now when -- i got say this. the chuck liddell fight -- i have to bring it up, because this is insane. you got advice from randy couture. >> yeah. before that fight, like i'm always like nervous pervous before my fights. like, like, i wouldn't fight if i didn't get nervous. but that fight i was really nervous cause it was my first time really like stepping up to fighting a big name lik
Jul 17, 2011 3:00am PDT
the debt and, many tea partiers and many americans think we can cut out spending on npr and arts funding and foreign aid and that will take care of the debt problem and that is less than 1% of the budget, you have to cut the programs americans don't touched and the democrats keep swearing, oh, we'll never touch medicare and social security, well then we'll have debts and, deficits as far that's eye can see. >> michelle bachmann said she doesn't think we have to raise the debt ceiling. what are your thoughts. >> i'm very interested in the, because it doesn't make any sense. we have enough revenue coming in from the taxes, month-to-month, week-to-week, to service the national debt and pay social security, and medicare and medicaid. so i don't understand why our rating would go down unless the ratings agencies are trying to suck up to the democrats, on the other hand, i have seen some economists say, yes, it will lower our debt rating and will make -- it doesn't make any sense, because it is the equivalent of, you payer mortgage month-to-month and make those piloavements and you stop buying